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. the united states supreme court said yesterday it'll hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage as only between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same sex marriage, proposition eight which voters approved in 2008. lower courts ruled that the proposition was not congress constitutional. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand
paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from the roof cam and there is a beautiful start to the morning. we are just dealing with cloudy conditions right now. the cool air has settled and as for the weekend it will be sunny and warmer. we will have a chance of showers. dealing with low visibility in the north bay. santa rosa and now are down at zero
-max hybrid. >>> talk back question today. should the tragedy cause us to rethink gun control? laws are for the law abiding. people who commit crimes pay no attention to laws. this from simon. guns don't kill people. oh wait. yes, they do. this from james. if what happened in arizona doesn't cause us to rethink gun control nothing will. and this from mike. steak knives, baseball bats and automobiles make great murder weapons, too. the whole notion of gun control is just plain stupid. we have a behavior problem in this country. that's where the focus needs to be. continue the conversation. >>> there are fabulous sports stories this morning. there are. "sports illustrated" about to name the sportsman of the year. that will happen live right here in two minutes. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped alot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) awhat strange place. geico®. fifteen min
that alan's work is illegal under cuban law. the u.s. program was created in 1996 to hasten the fall of the castro regime. roberta jacobson is the highest u.s. official to visit alan gross in jail. >> alan gross was not a spy. >> reporter: she believes cuba is using alan gross as leverage to change u.s. policy. >> if they believe mr. gross is a bargaining chip he's not. he's not in a policy sense. and he's not as a human being. >> reporter: recently the cuban government offered to trade alan gross for five convicted cuban spies. the u.s. refused to release them. in the meantime alan gross's health has suffered. since his arrest he's lost over 100 pounds and his family is under strain. >> i've lost 80% of salary. i'm working full time and then i come home and i have almost another full time job working on bringing alan home. >> reporter: judy is suing the u.s. government and dai for up to $60 million. she claims they did not properly train alan for risks of working in cuba. >> the government sent him there and i'm footing the bill to try to get him home. >> reporter: for now judy hope
for the first time, there's no law restricting success to boys. so if kate gives birth to a girl, that little baby will automatically be third in line to the throne. what do you think is in the future for a royal baby like this? >> brothers and sisters. [ laughter ] >> reporter: let's give them a little time for their first one. the couple is considered the future of the royal family, and now their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. the royal couple revealed early because they feared news of her pregnancy would like out once she arrived in the hospital. which might have led to a few interesting conversations yesterday. reportedly the queen herself just found out yesterday. and prince harry, william's brother, who's serving in afghanistan, reportedly found out via e-mail. rob and paula? >> nick, we keep hearing about the baby and the heir to the throne. but there could be potentially be babies, plural, twins. >> yeah. there's not a lot of data about this h.g. as they call what kate is suffering from, hyperem sis grav darm. but the one study that we found
concussion history was his exact quote. the medical staff there, because of the hipaa laws have not spoken publicly. he is not listed having missed any games due to any concussions. these reports circulating out there about these other things, drinking and addictions, they come, you know, from friends of friends and so on so forth. so i don't put a whole lot of credibility into that because we're not hearing from any people directly involved in his life that was the case. so i would caution everybody at this time not to jump into that direction until we have all the information and there's an investigation and we know exactly what was going on with him. martha: yeah. >> as far as as concussions playing football it is an issue but there was no indication he was sufficienting from that at this time. martha: you think of the stories that could be similar. as you point out we don't know yet whether they are. junior seau and dave duerson do you think it is an issue, it is a problem in the game? >> well, there's a lawsuit of several thousand players that is taking place now between the national
guard being killed during law enforcement operations. this is a reminder of how dangerous it can be protecting our shores. it happened early sunday off santa cruz where aircraft detected a suspicious boat. the captain deployed a smaller patrol craft and the two vessels closed in on the suspicious both. >> the captain maneuvered the boat to the vessel and launched its small boat. the cutter and the small boat made an approach on the suspect's vessel, which was operating with no lights or other illumination. as the cutter and the small boat closed in the ponga boat suddenly increased speed and maneuvered directly at the cutter small boat. >> that's when two coast guard members were thrown from the cutter after it was hit. one was treated and released but the other suffered severe head skwreufrs an wa injuries and was killed. the coast guard is working with the government to make sure anyone involved is brought to justice. jon: a desperate search for a missing 11-year-old cancer patient. in arizona police released surveillance video of the child walking out of the hospital with her
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